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2011 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-12-492: Published: Mar 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2012.
Most lobbyists were able to provide documentation to demonstrate compliance with disclosure requirements. This finding is similar to GAOs results from prior reviews. There are no specific requirements for lobbyists to create or maintain documentation related to disclosure reports they file under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 as amended (LDA). Nonetheless, and similar to last year...
Former Federal Trade Officials: Laws on Post-Employment Activities, Foreign Representation, and Lobbying
GAO-10-766: Published: Jun 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2010.
Congress has enacted laws to safeguard against former federal employees, including former trade officials, from using their access to influence government officials. These former officials' post-employment activities are restricted by a federal conflict of interest law, known as the "Revolving Door" law. Two other laws--the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LD...
U.S. Attorneys: Performance-Based Initiatives are Evolving
GAO-04-422: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2004.
Within the Department of Justice (DOJ), the 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices represent the United States in criminal and civil matters across the nation. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 requires federal agencies, including DOJ, to set goals and objectives, measure performance, and report their accomplishments in order to move toward a performance-based environment. Integral to a...
Medicare Fraud and Abuse: DOJ Continues to Promote Compliance with False Claims Act Guidance
GAO-02-546: Published: Apr 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2002.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $1.2 billion in health care fraud cases in fiscal year 2001. The False Claims Act bolstered DOJ's recoveries and enabled the government to seek damages and penalties against providers who knowingly submitted fraudulent bills to Medicare, Medicaid, or other government programs. In the late 1990s, industry representatives voiced concerns that DOJ...
FBI Intelligence Investigations: Coordination Within Justice on Counterintelligence Criminal Matters Is Limited
GAO-01-780: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2001.
This report reviews the coordination efforts involved in foreign counterintelligence investigations where the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been or may be employed. The act established (1) requirements and a process for seeking electronic surveillance and physical search authority in national security investigations seeking foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information withi...
Civil Rights Division: Selection of Cases and Reasons Matters Were Closed
GGD-00-192: Published: Sep 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division's (CRT) selection of cases and reasons matters were closed.GAO noted that: (1) it reviewed case selection in CRT's Housing and Civil Enforcement, Employment Litigation, and Voting sections; (2) according to officials in these sections, CRT does not have written procedures for selecting cases to purs...
Law Enforcement: Information on Drug-Related Police Corruption
GGD-98-111: Published: May 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of drug trafficking on the corruption of police in large cities that have a high incidence of drug trafficking and drug abuse, focusing on the: (1) nature and extent of known drug-related police corruption in certain large cities; (2) factors associated with known drug-related police corruption; and (3) practices that have been recommend...
Financial Institution Fraud: Effect of Regional Fraud Offices Unclear
GGD-90-124: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Justice (DOJ): (1) complied with a legislative requirement that it create a regional office of its fraud section in northern Texas; and (2) should establish other such offices.GAO found that: (1) DOJ established a fraud section regional office in Dallas; (2) DOJ designated the senior fraud s...